2013 MHS Trip
14-day Splendors of Italy:
Rome, Tuscany, Venice and the Po River
October 13 - 27, 2013
For reservations, contact Eric Baxter at AAA Northern New England
Enjoy a truly unique experience as Maine Historical Society cruises for 14 days on Uniworld's River Countess through Italy.
Select an option: Take the 14-day excursion that explores the beauty and magic of Rome and the Chianti region of Tuscany, followed by seven days aboard Uniworld's River Countess sailing from Venice to the heart of Italy along the Po River or meet the Group in Venice and take only the Ro River Cruise portion of the trip.
Join us as we see Rome like you may have never seen it before, explore the beauty and magic of the Chianti region of Tuscany, followed by seven days on the River Countess exploring Venice and the heart of Italy along the Po River. Eric Baxter from AAA Northern New England and a MHS Trustee will once again serve as your escort throughout trip.
The land portion of our trip (3 days Rome, 3 days Tuscany) was designed exclusively for Maine Historical Society. This means we will not be sharing the coach with anyone and can adjust the details of the trip to meet the group's desires insuring a relaxing pace with plenty of free time!
Highlights of Rome include our 5 star hotel, the Boscolo Excedra and a fascinating tour of the Appain Way, the underground catacombs and Rome's remaining aqueducts. Other highlights include a 4 hour tour-Arte Vaticana—led by a PH.D. art historian and a fabulous dinner at a rooftop restaurant with magnificent views of Rome.
Our next stop is the Tuscan walled city of Siena, but not before stopping at Castello Verrazzano in the heart of the Chianti hills for a wine tasting and a Tuscan lunch. Staying in a restored 18th century villa, we will explore the treasures of Siena and the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage site San Gimignano and its fourteen 13th century towers.
Venice is our final destination. We'll board the beautiful Uniworld River Countess which will be our accommodations for the next seven days. During that time we will spend 2 days in Venice and then sailing the Po River into the heart of Italy, we will visit Padua, Ravenna, Bologna and Verona. These wonderful city visits offer a unique glimpse at places off the beaten path yet rich with history. Before our trip home, we will spend one last day in Venice.
Incentive for Early Registration
- Book and deposit by February 15, 2013 and save $150 per person*. Past Uniworld guests save an additional $100 per person.. See registration form for category definitions.
*Price is per person, cruise/tour only based on double occupancy in a category 5 stateroom. Escort dependent on a minimum of 25 passengers. Ship’s Registry: Netherlands. *Discount of $150 per person valid for new reservations booked and deposited by February 15, 2013.
Whether you're a veteran traveler with MHS or new to our trips, we invite you to join us. You'll meet other members of Maine Historical Society and forge new friendships and memories while traveling and dining together. We look forward to traveling with you!
Reservations & Pricing
14-Day Splendors of Italy: October 13-27, 2013, from $5,685
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14-Day Splendors of Italy
October 13-27, 2013
Sunday, October 13: Overseas Flight to Rome
Monday, October 14: Arrive Rome
Tuesday, October 15: Rome Mid-morning Departure
Wednesday, October 16: Rome Mid-morning Departure
Thursday, October 17: Rome to Siena (via Chianti), Late-morning Departure
Friday, October 18: Siena Late-morning Departure
Saturday, October 19: Siena (San Gimignano) Mid-morning Departure
Sunday, October 20: Siena to Venice
Monday, October 21: Venice
Tuesday, October 22: Venice (Padua)
Wednesday, October 23: Serravalle (Ravenna)
Thursday, October 24: Polesella (Bologna)
Friday, October 25: Polesella (Verona)
Saturday, October 26: Venice
Sunday, October 27: Venice (Disembark), Transfer to Airport
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For More Information
If you'd like more information, please contact Eric Baxter at 207-523-2124 (or firstname.lastname@example.org), Dana Widen 207-523-2123 (or email@example.com) both of AAA Northern New England or Elizabeth Nash at Maine Historical Society at (207) 774-1822 ext 206, firstname.lastname@example.org.